Revenge of the Fallen May Have Its Revenge…

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:26 pm,

TRANSFORMERS 3 ANYBODY?

Dreamworks/Paramount has announced a release date for Transformers 3 exactly two years from now, while the momentum of the franchise is still strong.  However, Michael Bay has expressed his desire to work on a smaller project before taking on another Transformers-caliber movie, and it’s not like he needs the money. Slash Film reports Bay’s take at 8% from toy sales, and another “good percentage on the back end (enough to make Bay $80 million on the first film, and the sequel is on track to make at least 50% more than the original)”.

In addition to Bay’s hesitation to cross that line at this time, the writers behind the Transformers 2 script, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, are weighing their options as well.  Not only are they working on Cowboys and Aliens,  they’re also staring down a Christmas deadline for a Star Trek 2 draft.  And their public disinterest in continuing with the Transformers franchise is no surprise, really, as they could potentially be the scapegoats for the lambasting that the new movie is receiving from critics.

The future of a Transformers trilogy (at least with the current cast and crew) seems up in the air at the moment. But if Paramount/Dreamworks can look past the critical massacre that Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen has $urvived, and convince Bay to hop back on board, 14-year old boys and their fathers everywhere may just get their wish.

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BONUS

Just cuz I like ya, here’s a piece of Revenge of The Fallen-inspired modern art, courtesy of Dan Meth:

transfomers 2 by dan meth Revenge of the Fallen May Have Its Revenge...

Sources: Coming Soon , Slash Film & The Playlist

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  1. oh i saw public enemies on the midnight showing… i know its good… i was just curious about the review

  2. This movie sucked and was garbage. If i wanted to watch a flick like this i would have stayed at home and watch southpark or a van dam flick.

    The first one was balanced with humor, action, and story.
    this was full blown unbalanced

  3. SInce when does a movie have to be FOX NEWS? (Fair and Balanced)

    For Pete’s sake … it’s E-N-T-E-R-T-A-I-N-M-E-N-T!

    Some people, myself included, are entertained by mind-numbing action and sexploitation of women. My everyday work life is stressful enough, I don’t need a movie that is depressing, boring and/or slower than a drive I-95 during construction time. Not that is all I watch, but in the summer it is what I look forward to.

  4. @Foopher
    So I guess the Fallen lied to Megatron when he said Optimus was the last Prime.

    Bumblebee was not shiny when he first met Sam.

    @790
    Kind of. Just showing some of the problems. :-)

  5. Yeah….whatever…….I’m going to go see it again tonight!!!

  6. Cover me in paper cuts and dip me in lemon juice!

    If I hear one more person exclaim that ‘the masses have spoken!’ I am going to start quoting Karl Marx and resurrect the goosestep to start invading the Rhineland!

    I think that in five years time we won’t even remember this film. 10 more ‘blockbusters’ will have made a squillion dollars by then, and ‘the masses’ will be bleating about how wonderful the ‘Watching paint dry’ film ROCKED!!!!

  7. “I am going to start quoting Karl Marx and resurrect the goosestep to start invading the Rhineland!”

    Too late we already have Obama.

    Saw Transformers 2 last night. I thought it was a great action flick.
    Exactly what I wanted from a movie with giant transforming robots. Kick-butt action. Where there parts that made my brother and I roll our eyes … of course But who cares, overall a lot of fun.

  8. Bring on the sexism, racism, and toilet humour. The masses lead by the big boys with little toys have spoken!

    Yeeeee! haaaaaa!

  9. “Bumblebee was not shiny when he first met Sam.”

    I know :) . I’m just saying that now he transforms into a shiny car. Or at least that’s the way i look at it. i tend to do that with movies so that anything that doesn’t make sense makes sense to me.

  10. It was megatron that “killed” optimus right?

    at the end of the first one optimus calls him his brother. wouldn’t that make megatron a prime?

  11. “The masses lead by the big boys with little toys have spoken!”

    Sexist.

  12. “… racism …”

    I agree. The mother in this movie was portrayed as a crazy white person and as a crazy white person, that offends me.

  13. Hey,

    respectfully ‘Sir Ink’, when men and women are finally treated equally in all arenas of the media, including film, and men’s bodies are used gratuitously with a focus on slow motion genatalia (big ones, not the miniscule) running at me on the screen for MY personal enjoyment as a woman, THEN and only then are you entitled to claim that women are sexist.

    Until then, I can assume that Megan Fox’s slow motion chestathon was for the enjoyment and, dare I say it? ‘Titillation’ of a men only crowd. And if you DARE split hairs to say that gay women would enjoy it too, not only are you missing the whole ‘sexist’ ( Men are from Mars, women are from Venus) complaint that I am aiming specifically at men who think its OK to see women, mothers and sisters treated like meat on screen.

    The fact that this is being billed as a ‘children’s movie’ and that women are represented to young children that way, as ‘entertainment’ is offensive not only to me, but a few other men I know as well.

  14. And furthermore, can someone(s) please drop the race accusations? I mean, seriously, it’s getting to the point of grabbing onto just about anything & calling it offensive anymore.

    Why is the stuff involving the Twins “racist”? Why, because they talk slang? So black folks are the only folks in urban America? I’m asking this AS a black man, myself! So, black people are the only ones who speak slang? What, so because the Twins aren’t fans of “reading”, as they put it, that’s a black thing too?

    Sounds to me as if the people making these accusations are the ones guilty of the very things they’re accusing the movie-makers of, in this case. No one in the film said they were “talking black”. Their way of speaking had nothing to do with a COLOR.

    Were some of you on the high horse when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were big? Were you moaning “racism” then, when they were running around yelling “KOWABUNGA DUDE!!! TOTALLY AWWWWESOME!”? Were you accusing THEM of unfairly racially stereotyping surfer white boys? But the moment someone goes “Yo, yo, yo”, suddenly it’s a race thing.

    Not everyone who speaks that way is black, nor is everyone yelling “Totally rad!!!” white. Stop bringing color into it. Take the 5 seconds & remember that Transformers adapt to the various dialects of Earth. Which is why Ironhide & Sideswipe have BRITISH accents, why the little “Doctor” Decepticon had a German accent, and why Jazz from Movie 1 spoke urban slang (anyone remember that, or does that require too much thought?). They adapt to surroundings & dialects – not colors. No different from the Turtles, years ago.

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